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      VENDOR REGISTRATION Fairfax Genealogical Society 16th Annual Fall Fair "Are You a Hare or a Tortoise?" presented by Sharon Cook MacInnes, Ph.D., C.G. in Vienna


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      October 26, 2019

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      VENDOR REGISTRATION Fairfax Genealogical Society 16th Annual Fall Fair "Are You a Hare or a Tortoise?" presented by Sharon Cook MacInnes, Ph.D., C.G.

      VENDOR REGISTRATION: This is the VENDORS ONLY registration page.  If you are trying to register as an attendee, please click here: ------------------------------------------------------------------- We welcome you to join us as a vendor for our 16th annual Fall Fair.  Vendors may register for one or more 6' x 2' table(s) for $50 each.  Please bring your own tablecloths and skirts, if desired.  While our organization and event is focused on genealogy, we welcome other types of vendors.  Please write if you have questions!   Vendors should be present at 8 a.m. for set-up; tear-down should be completed by 2:30 p.m.   Are You a Hare or a Tortoise? Today’s genealogists have access to a growing number of genealogical sources that include original records, newspapers, books and more. The digital repositories not only include subscription websites, but also public libraries, archives, universities and societies. Come explore a sampling of these repositories and sources with us, along with getting to know about our society’s Special Interest Groups and visiting vendors at our 2018 Fall Fair! Bring your curiosity and meet new friends who share your interests. Sharon Cook MacInnes will be presenting three lectures on Are you a Hare or a Tortoise? 8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.-Vendor & speaker set-up 9:00 a.m.:  Welcome Remarks by Fairfax Genealogical Society 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.:  Lesson 1: You have created a thoughtful, practical, and productive organizational structure that allows you to find every fact and document you have collected without flailing around You're happy with your comprehensive filing system for organizing copies of documents and photos in a file cabinet and/or scanned into computer folders You're satisfied that your tree is stored solely on your computer or in binders, solely online, or a combination You have a plan for backing up your research and follow it You're pleased with your software and would never change  11:00 a.m.-12:00 noon:  Lesson 2: You can convince a professional researcher that the timeline for each major ancestor and links to each genertaionare airtight You've collected and systematically filed different official records that provide proof of relationships and residence at different ages(federal and state census schedules, nonpopulation censuses, vital records and alternatives, land records, tax lists, military service, immigration/naturalization records, court records, etc.) You have gathered supplemental secondary evidence to corroborate official records (tombstones, bios, traditions, land ownership maps, newspaper articles, mentions in another soldier's pension record, proximity and migration patterns of relatives, online trees, city directories, employment records, FAN Club relationships, etc.) You have logically accounted for discrepancies and contradictory evidence You have assembled all the pieces into a logical whole and made it available for others 12:00 noon-1:00 p.m.:  Lunch ($10 charge) 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.:  Lesson 3: You ascribe to the "two heads are better than one" theory and practice it You have mined your extended family and acquaintances' memories, attics and basements You are actively collaborating with DNA matches, Ancestry informants, FindAGrave contributors, FamilySearch members, librarians, personal tree webmasters, etc. You are sharing your work and are open to changing your conclusions --------------------------------------------------------------- Sharon Cook MacInnes, Ph.D., CG  As a Foreign Service spouse, Sharon lived in Japan, Korea, England, Jordan, Israel, and southern Africa, teaching school in most of those locations. Her life as a world wanderer sharpened her desire for roots and sparked a magnificent obsession in 1976 – the one called genealogy. Her greatest joy is researching on-the-ground in one of the 10 states her ancestors lived in. She’s a former co-coordinator and instructor at GRIP (Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh), MVGS VP for Programming, and instructor for the FxGS Methodology and German Special Interest Groups. She is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the National Genealogical Society and teaches a 14-week “Genealogy 101 Boot Camp” in Prince George’s Co., MD.

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